All eyes are on Red Bull Home Ground 3 as it nears it's competition, but that did not stop the Valorant world from creating new headlines. Here's what you might have missed this past week in Valorant news.
This week's edition covers news from Dec. 4 - Dec. 10
- Last Week: News Almost Missed Dec. 4
- M80 M80 North America Unranked welcomed a roster geared towards the ascension league starring Alexander "zander" Dituri, Marc-Andre "NiSMO" Tayar, Mohamed "johnqt" Amine Ouarid, Gianfranco "koalanoob" Potestio and Daniel "eeiu" Vucenovic. They join the team from Ghost Gaming Ghost Gaming Inactive , NRG Esports NRG Esports North America Rank #8 and Version1 Version1 Inactive respectively.
- Daniel "Rossy" Abedrabbo announced his official departure from TSM TSM North America Rank #6 .
- VersionX VersionX Inactive released both "Starlight" and Sophia "slaze" Ramirez.
- CLG Red CLG Red North America Rank #23 released Ciao "ciao" Li.
- / Three members of XSET Purple XSET Purple North America Rank #16 in Katherine "starriebun" So, Carolyn "artStar" Noquez and bunnybee have been benched and allowed to seek new offers for the 2023 season. Nicole "Noia" Tierce has also parted ways with the team.
- / Lucas "LRojo" Rojo announced he has taken a step back from the Soniqs Soniqs Inactive stating mental health reasons to be the cause.
- B4 Angels B4 Angels Inactive moved Taynah "tayhuhu" Yukimi, Julia "Krysme" Maria, Julia "Jelly" Iris and Head Coach João "Biscoit1n" Victor Vieira to the bench as they seek 2023 opportunities.
- Théo "10K" Navaro announced he has been allowed to explore options while still under contract with GMT Esports GMT Esports Europe Rank #130 .
- DSYRE DSYRE Europe Rank #29 benched Murat "murii" Korkmaz as he explores options for the 2023 VCL season.
- Mathias "SEIDER" Seider announced he parted ways with Alliance Alliance Inactive as their 2023 vision fell apart.
- SuperMassive Female SuperMassive Female Europe Rank #17 benched three players in Damla "dati" Atila, İlayda "Lyda" Güzeldere and Yağmur "rainssa" Şahin.
- FUT Esports FUT Esports Europe Rank #5 welcomed a new member to their coaching staff in Nafi "NEDNAGG" Ercan Durmuş, taking the role of assistant coach.
- / INFINITY INFINITY Latin America North Rank #4 welcomed a new roster for the 2023 season.
- Reckoning Esports Reckoning Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #32 welcomed a new member in Muhammad "soulM8" Usman
- NORTHEPTION NORTHEPTION Japan Rank #5 announced the arrival of Yoo "Moothie" Seung-Woo (유승우).
- Crazy Raccoon Crazy Raccoon Japan Rank #2 announced the additions of Miyamoto "makiba" Akatsuki and An "Medusa" Min-cheol aswell as the transition of Moon "Astell" Ji-won (문지원) from player to head coach.
- REJECT REJECT Japan Rank #7 welcomed a new roster for the 2023 season.
- Inactive welcomed two members to their coaching staff in Relife as head coach and Senpai as tactical coach.
- BLEED BLEED Asia-Pacific Rank #4 announced the departure of Jorell "Retla" Teo. With his absence, Wong "JayH" Jia Heng returns to the team in his place.
- X10 Esports X10 Esports Asia-Pacific Rank #66 said goodbye to Head Coach Yuranun "0bi" Sangurang.
- / Rex Regum Qeon Rex Regum Qeon Asia-Pacific Rank #37 made an addition to their coaching staff with Lukas "yb" Gröning taking the position of analyst.
Results & Standings
- The Lil Bro Cup winner: Team Subroza Team Subroza Inactive | runner-up: Team Rossy Team Rossy Inactive
- NSG Lockdown - Open 1 winner: NSIC NSIC North America Rank #12 | runner-up: Nearest Airport Nearest Airport North America Rank #16
- Astral Clash 2023 qualified teams from virtual qualifiers: Complexity GX3 Complexity GX3 North America Unranked , No Brain No Aim No Brain No Aim North America Rank #44 , XSET Purple XSET Purple North America Rank #16
- Copa Rakin 2022 winner: Sealed Sealed Brazil Rank #13 | runner-up: ODDIK ODDIK Brazil Rank #6
- Movistar Fibra: LATAM Gods winner: Leviatán Leviatán Latin America South Rank #1 | runner-up: MIBR MIBR Brazil Rank #5
- Into Winter's Den winner: Hasbullah Fighters Hasbullah Fighters Inactive | runner-up: WE MISS HER WE MISS HER Inactive
- Guild Academy - BEACON Split 2 winner: The Barbers The Barbers Europe Rank #16 | runner-up: VAMONOS VAMONOS Europe Rank #45
- Circuito Tormenta: Liga Radiante 22/23 S1 winner: Five Media Clan Five Media Clan Europe Rank #44 | runner-up: Team Galaga Team Galaga Europe Rank #81
- ESA Open Fire All Stars 2022 winner: Parla Esports Parla Esports Europe Rank #10 | runner-up: SuperMassive SuperMassive Europe Rank #13
- Mineski VxV 2022 winner: South Built Esports South Built Esports Inactive | runner-up: Oasis Gaming Oasis Gaming Asia-Pacific Rank #23
- AfreecaTV Valorant SEA Invitational winner: Made in Thailand Made in Thailand Asia-Pacific Rank #5 | runner-up: Bigetron Arctic Bigetron Arctic Asia-Pacific Rank #20
- ESL Clash of Nations: SEA remaining teams: FULL SENSE FULL SENSE Asia-Pacific Rank #9 , Made in Thailand Made in Thailand Asia-Pacific Rank #5 , LaZe LaZe Inactive
- / ESL Clash of Nations: KR/JP remaining teams: OQ academy OQ academy Inactive , All Ways Incheon All Ways Incheon Inactive
- ESL Clash of Nations: OCE remaining teams: Generation of Miracles Generation of Miracles Inactive , BOBO BOBO Oceania Rank #1
Other News & Rumours
- According to a report by Dot Esports, VersionX VersionX Inactive is set to add Ava "florescent" Eugene, Sarah "sarahcat" Simpson and Nicole "Noia" Tierce. The three players will join from Misfits Black Misfits Black North America Rank #146 , XSET Purple XSET Purple North America Rank #16 and Immortals Immortals North America Rank #119 respectively.
- In another report by Dot Esports, it was detailed that VersionX VersionX Inactive are eyeing ex- Cloud9 White Cloud9 White Inactive duo Melanie "meL" Capone and Alexis "alexis" Guarrasi. The report comes to light after it was revealed that Cloud9 Cloud9 North America Rank #2 would be releasing their female roster following their top four finish at the GC Championship.
- A report by Dot Esports has detailed that TSM TSM North America Rank #6 is set to sign Nicholas "NaturE" Garrison and James "hazed" Cobb for their 2023 ascension roster. They will join Corey "corey" Nigra, Johann "seven" Hernandez and Anthony "gMd" Guimond who will remain on TSM.
- In more game changers news, Dot Esports have detailed that XSET Purple XSET Purple North America Rank #16 is set to rebuild their roster around Cloud9 White Cloud9 White Inactive duo, Bob "Bob" Tran and Katja "katsumi" Pfahnl.
- A report by Seulgi has detailed that Cho "JoXJo" Byung-yeon (조병연) is set to join FENNEL FENNEL Japan Rank #17 as part of their 2023 rebuild. According to the report he has already been signed to the team, but has yet to be announced.